Recipes from the box......REALLY what are your favs

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How 'bout Dirt Cake?

My mom used to make it with gravestones and gummy worms and a skeleton arm reaching out on Halloween...
 
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I did a version of that for a client's 50th..
I'm not sure what to name it Most are just surprise.....
It was a dome (pecan cake lined bowl) with grandmarnier moose type filling with gelitin, white chocolate, egg whites (stiff) orange juice...
inside, it was creamy yet thicker so it would stand up to slicing....butter icing with roasted pecans as dirt....and a white chocolate tombstone (shaped by the styrafoam meat tray mold method) piped on verbage.
 
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That is hilarious that a chef wanted to use an Easy Bake Oven for display! I have to admit though, at age 6 I was dying for one -- my mom thought they were ridiculous and never bought me one. So I learned on the real thing . . .
 
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I had an EBO and as I recall it was radiant light bulb heat....seems like the mixes were only add H2O.....yummmmm
 
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My mom also drew the line at the EBO, but did buy me little layer cake pans that took 1/2 batch of Jiffy cake mix each. I clearly remember making a cake for my dad's birthday with those pans. I must have been about 7 years old. The cake was chocolate; I iced the layers with aqua icing and wrote with orange icing. We carefully boxed it and took it to a fancy restaurant for the birthday dinner. I remember the waitstaff bringing his colleages over to see this, well, vivid creation! Worst part was, everyone went home with blue stains on their lips...
 
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I made them as a kid too....we also took olives and wrapped a bisuit cheese mixture around them and baked them...pretty tasty with cayene.
 
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How about an apple horseradish dip with dry mustard...sorta like jezabel sauce without the pineapple preserves....I think apple bits could go weird in the sausage balls...just a hunch
 
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I was checking out the toy catalogs and the EBO of our day has become a microwave....same light bulb different package!!!
 
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I think the apple would be great in the sausage cheese bites. I do a cheddar apple sausage ball (read meatball) that people always really enjoy. I know that they look better if the apple is sauteed first. That may help with appearances in the sausage cheddar bites.
 
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By apple in the sausage balls going weird I meant to freeze and then bake they could have too much apple liquid to bake well.
Flavor wise I think it goes well.
 
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OH YEAH licking the bowl and beaters was better than actually eating the cake...almost.

Well, those creapy crawler, edible thingys could burn....getting you ready for the kitchen....1960's right?

How many of you made mayo chocolate cake or 7-up cake or gag tomato soup spice cake (Mom says she only made it that one time but it was memorable)?
 
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For us ut was the Amazin Raisin Cake--out of Better Homes and Gardens. It had mayo, raisins and apples in it is all I remember,\. I think it was supposed to be Hellmans).
 
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Back of the Hellman's jar. The other sounds like waldorf salad cake.
My sister in law grew up in Utah and eats salad whip (not mayo but that other jarred stuff) hard to make potato salad for us both to enjoy. <scrunched face>
Did you ever make critters with salad foods...Bunny pears or rocket bananas seems like that was a big thing growing up making food look like ????whatever.
 

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